Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Venezuela and the military caste (II)

Venezuela, still under the rule of the military caste

You know Venezuela is far, far away from being a democracy when you have to see that the military caste plays such a role in the election process: today the guys with the boots and the guns declared in a press conference that the different political players had told them they would respect the army and accept the results that the National Electoral Council announces.

In Venezuela election day looks like this: every voting centre has armed soldiers who regulate how many people can enter at what time to cast their votes.

Does the British or the German army have to do this kind of thing? No.

Still, for interesting developments, look at what Francisco announces here and Miguel here.

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